Movies

China’s censorship widens to Hong Kong’s film industry, with global implications

For decades, Hong Kong’s movie industry has enthralled global audiences with balletic shoot-em-ups, epic martial-arts fantasies, chopsocky comedies and shadow-drenched romances. Now, under orders from Beijing, local officials will scrutinize such works with an eye toward safeguarding the People’s Republic of China. The city’s government Friday said it would begin blocking the distribution of films...